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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

School Contexts and Learning: Organizational Influences on the Achievement of Students of Color
School contexts and learning: Organizational influences on the achievement of students of color

As a teacher, a researcher, and a parent, I spend a lot of time in schools. Throughout the years, I have had many occasions to look at schools with the following question in mind: “Is this a good school for my children?” I have learned that everyone has opinions about what makes a school good. I have also learned that what is a good school for one child may not be good for another. In particular, a school that may be “good” for most of its white students and for its most advantaged students may be damaging for many others, ...

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